shoal

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shoal(
shol
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (animal)
a. el banco
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A shoal of mackerel just swam by the boat.Un banco de caballas pasó nadando por un lado del barco.
I went scuba diving and swam through a shoal of tropical fish.Fui a bucear y nadé entre un banco de peces tropicales.
b. el cardumen
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The aquarium is large enough to hold several shoals of fish.El acuario es suficientemente grande para alojar muchos cardúmenes de peces.
2. (nautical)
a. el banco de arena
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Why don't we swim out to the shoal?¿Por qué no nadamos al banco de arena?
b. el bajío
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Let's have a picnic on the shoal.Hagamos un pícnic en el bajío.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(large group) (United Kingdom)
a. la multitud
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
There was a shoal of athletes at the bar after the game.Había una multitud de atletas en el bar después del partido.
b. el montón
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
The coffee shop also has a shoal of teas.La cafetería también tiene un montón de tés.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (to swim in shoals)
a. nadar en cardumen
I saw how the herring shoaled toward the shore to spawn.Vi cómo los arenques nadaban en cardumen hacia la costa para desovar.
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shoal
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (of fish)
a. el banco
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
2. (fig)
a. la manada
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(of people)
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shoal [ʃəʊl]
noun
(sandbank etc) banco (m) de arena; bajío (m); bajo (m)
shoal [ʃəʊl]
noun
[of fish] banco (m)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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